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Batman Begins [2005] (2 discs)

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Director:Christopher Nolan
Writer:Christopher Nolan
David S. Goyer
Composer:Hans Zimmer
James Newton Howard
Length:140 minutes
(2 hours 20 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Halloween
Sorting Category:Graphic Novel
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IMDB Rating:8.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:84%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Fantasy
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  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Kids
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Synopsis: Bruce Wayne confronts his personal demons and decides to fight the evils of the world.


Reaction: This reboot of the Batman franchise proved that a superhero movie can easily work as a good-old action flick.


Personal Rating: 9/10

Select Cast and Crew
Christopher Nolan => Director / Writer
David S. Goyer => Writer
Hans Zimmer => Composer
James Newton Howard => Composer
Bob Kane => Characters
Catherine Porter => Assassin / Blonde Female Reporter
Christian Bale => Bruce Wayne / Batman
Christine Adams => Jessica
Cillian Murphy => Dr. Jonathan Crane
Emma Lockhart => Rachel Dawes - age 8
Gary Oldman => Jim Gordon
Gerard Murphy => Judge Faden
Gus Lewis => Bruce Wayne - age 8
Ilyssa Fradin => Barbara Gordon
Jack Gleeson => Little Boy
Katie Holmes => Rachel Dawes
Ken Watanabe => Ra's Al Ghul
Larry Holden => Finch
Liam Neeson => Henri Ducard
Linus Roache => Thomas Wayne
Michael Caine => Alfred
Morgan Freeman => Lucius Fox
Rade Serbedzija => Homeless Man (as Rade Sherbedgia)
Richard Brake => Joe Chill
Rutger Hauer => Earle
Shane Rimmer => Older Gotham Water Board Technician
Tim Booth => Victor Zsaz
Tom Wilkinson => Carmine Falcone

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The wide-shot of the house of the League of Shadows was entirely computer-generated.
  • Viggo Mortensen turned down Liam Neeson's role. [?] Daniel Day-Lewis was also approached.
  • The word "Batman" is said only 10 times throughout the film.
  • A clue to Ducard's true identity is given by the fact that his twin mustaches are the same shape as Ra's Al Ghul's trademark goatees.
  • Since Alfred's sense of duty and loyalty towards Bruce Wayne reminded him of the comradeship that exists in the military, Sir Michael Caine based his character's voice on that of a colonel he knew when he was in the army as an 18-year-old.
  • Much of Batman's gear and apparel, including his cape and suit, is based on actual military technology.
  • The Batmobile, 9 feet wide and 16 feet long, has a top speed of 106 miles per hour and can accelerate from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 6 seconds. The engine is a 5.7 liter V8 Chevy. It runs on unleaded gas and can do about 7 miles per gallon. It has four 44-inch tires at the rear, made by Interco Tire Corp, while the front is covered in jagged plates of armor. It was designed and built by [?] Chris Corbould and [?] Andrew Smith at Shepperton Studios in England. This Batmobile was built from the ground up and is estimated to be worth half a million pounds. It was designed by mashing together several different off-the-shelf model kits; its construction was so exacting to the model that they even duplicated the blobs of excess glue.
  • During filming of the scene where Batman is being towed by a train through the streets of Gotham, so much steam was used that it would "rain" on the cast and crew for several minutes after each take.
  • This is the first movie to use the new DC logo.
  • Before the shooting began, Christopher Nolan invited the whole film crew to a private screening of Blade Runner. After the film he said to the whole crew, "This is how we're going to make [Batman]."
  • Katie Holmes has played alongside two actors who've portrayed Batman. Christian Bale in this film, and Michael Keaton in First Daughter.